Dodge Charger has gone through couple of reintroductions over half a century during which it has been available. 2016 Dodge Charger will most likely be carried over since there are still no news about possible refresh. Charger is now 4-door sedan which offers nothing less than muscle car performance. That makes it rather unique, but things weren’t always like that. This used to be coupe and hatchback before it received its current cues.
2016 Dodge Charger Design and Review
There’s no less than four different engines available with this high-performing family sedan. Base one is 3.6L V-6 making 292 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Other three powertrains are all V-8’s. Smallest of the trio is 5.7L V-8 making 370 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque.
Slightly stronger option, 6.4L V-8 generates 485 horsepower, while top of the line, Hellcat models develop as much as 707 horses through 6.2L supercharged V-8 powertrain. Sadly, all available models come with 8-speed automatic gearbox without offering manual transmission which should be considered mandatory with this kind of performance.
Design-wise, charger carries over unchanged. This means that large family pony car remains handsome and enthusiastic. It offers plethora of curves, modern creases and, overall, contemporary movements. Frontal fascia gets Dodge’s signature plain grille and large lower air intake, while hood exhibits a scoop.
Like most sedans, Charger offers an arching roofline with some sharp creases in its midsection. Finally, rear end gets Dodge’s trademark uni-tail-light, embroidered across handsome overhang which most other sedans would be envious of.
As far as Challenger’s interior goes, there’s not much to say. Curvy dashboard features somewhat asymmetric control panel with infotainment cluster connected to gauge cluster. In fact, Challenger’s control panel only features a few controls, while optional 8.4-inch touch screen display, mounted between couple of airvents, does the rest.
Most models get heated front seats and leather seat upholstery, while most of top models get heated second row of seats as well. 6 speakers are standard throughout the board, while SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat models benefit from nothing less than 19 Harman Kardon speakers, of course optional. Apart from mandatory safety features, 2016 Dodge Charger offers a rearview camera, forward collision warning and adaptive cruise control.
No matter which powertrain you choose, you won’t exactly get stellar fuel efficiency from 2016 Dodge Charger. Best numbers come from V-6 models which manage as high as 31 mpg on the highway. V-8 models manage 16-25 or 15-23 mpg. depending on drivetrain configuration. Of course, this goes for 5.7L engines, while 6.4L units generate 15/25 mpg.
Finally, Hellcat models are rated at 13/22 mpg which is quite fuel-consuming for a large sedan.
2016 Dodge Charger Price
Prices between $28,000 for entry-level SE models and $64,000 for Hellcat models aren’t really affordable for family sedans, but Charger is much more than that.
2016 Dodge Charger might be considered as an oddball, even though it has been around for 50 years, no less. This large muscle car is both able to accommodate large families and sole adventure seekers which require only top notch performance from their car.